what’s happening at cityview village:

September/October/November 2020:



The grass on our community area is growing, the pavement and parking spots are done, and so much work is going on inside on the finishing touches, including appliance installation, painting, trim work, and more. The finish line is in sight!

August 2020:


The kitchens are installed, flooring, bathrooms are going in. And the gardens are enjoying these sunny days!

July 2020:

Cityview Village Phase 3: Brickwork is complete. Insulation is done. Drywall is being taped. The rear decks are up. And we are gardening to keep up with the various plants on the property. It is busy!

June 2020:

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Cityview Village Phase 3

During the last few months, we have been continuing to work on the build site, being careful to follow official directions from our government bodies and public health agencies. Although it was decided that volunteers would not participate on site during the pandemic for their health and the health of the community, they have been greatly missed.

The good news is, by this fall, there will be 8 more opportunities for affordable homeownership in our community! And for all of our generous donors who participated in the Fund-a-Need at November’s Ultimate Habitat House Party, we are so grateful that your generosity ensured we could purchase and install the windows last Fall. Thanks so much for your support!

May 2020:

April 2020:

March 2020:

February 2020:

Build Days with Guelph & District Association of REALTORS, Schlegel Villages, Tacoma Engineers, Owens Corning, and Knights of Columbus.

November/December 2019:

October 10, 2019:

Phase 3 Has Begun! September 16, 2019:

The Co-operators partner with Habitat for 3 years, providing $75,000 in funding!
Read the full article in Insurance Business Magazine

Cityview Village as of May & June 2018:
Build Days by: Tacoma Engineers; The Co-operators; SV Law LLP and BDO Canada; Clifford Community Church.

Cityview Village as of April 2018:

Our Build Day Season has kicked off with the Guelph & District Association of Realtors!
Sleeman Breweries have been onsite building affordable homes at Cityview Village:

Cityview Village as of March 2018:

Phase 1 is well underway!

  • Foundation: The building foundation is complete.
  • Framing: Lower level has been framed.
  • Winter work: The crew is busy completing the remaining levels, and getting our largest block “dried in” by early spring. This means the building envelope will be closed in, insulated and weather-tight, allowing interior work to begin!

December 5 & 6: Tacoma Engineers are onsite for framing!

November: Foundation pouring at Cityview Village

September 16: Build Day with the Knights of Columbus!

With the help of our community, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat WDG) has plans to make affordable home ownership a reality for 28 families, including seniors and people with disabilities, right here in Guelph.

To support this ambitious and groundbreaking multi-year build, Habitat for Humanity WDG is reaching out to the community for help.

“For the first time in our Affiliate’s history, we’re building a whole village, but we know that we can’t do this alone,” says Steve Howard, CEO of Habitat WDG. “We want our community to know that they can help build homes without a hammer and a hard hat.”

We are asking community members to volunteershop or donate to the ReStore, or make a monetary donation to support the development of this large-scale build.

cityview village in the news

Habitat for Humanity seeks community support for Cityview Drive project
July 3, 2017 – Guelph Mercury Tribune
“For the first time in our affiliate’s history, we’re building a whole village, but we know that we can’t do this alone,” Steve Howard, CEO of Habitat WDG

Habitat for Humanity building village in Guelph
March 27, 2017 – Waterloo Region Record
“It’s going to be really great to see a community come together and grow together.”

Habitat for Humanity WDG plans to move away from single detached homes, create condos
March 24, 2017 – CBC
“Over the years, Habitat for Humanity WDG has built 24 separate homes.” Waterman said now they plan to build 100 units in five years.

New condo village project for Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
March 24, 2017 – The Morning Edition, CBC
A new Habitat for Humanity condo development in Guelph’s east end will support families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity switches focus in light of rising housing costs
March 24, 2017 – Guelph Today
“The need is just so great that for the amount of effort that goes into a build we have to make sure that we’re serving a wider constituency.”

Guelph takes action on housing market concerns – Media Release
March 21, 2017
Our community is improved by the market-value homes we’re building with the help of partners, donors and volunteers.”

For media opportunities, please contact  Rachel@habitatwdg.ca